June 13 Salmon fly hatch

By gre | June 13, 2011

June 6th, the Bureau of Reclamation peeked the river at 7330 cfs. On June 7th and 8th they started bringing the river down to June 13th where it will stabilize at 3100 cfs. Reports coming off the river at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park are that they fishing has been good even though we have…

June 1st GRE fishing report Gunnison Gorge

By gre | June 1, 2011

As of last night, the Reclamation will be operating the Aspinall Unit to allow the one day Black Canyon water right peak target flow of 6,800 cfs to be met during the next two weeks. Releases from Crystal Reservoir will ramp up from the current release of 3,500 cfs beginning Friday, June 3rd. Crystal Reservoir…

May 31, 2011 GRE fishing report

By gre | May 31, 2011

At this time the Gunnison Gorge has been holding at 2540 cfs and fishing good. The Gunnison omelet has been working very well. We have been fishing streamers, some caddis, as well as bwo’s and San Juan worms. We had a trip go through the gorge on May 30 with good success, they caught about…

GRE May 23rd fishing report

By gre | May 23, 2011

Our reports are saying that they are supposed to raise the water 200 cfs a day until the river reaches 3800 cfs. About two weeks ago that water stabilized at 2560 cfs where its been holding for two weeks. The fishing is getting better by the day. We are at the end of the blue…

Flow Update

By gre | May 12, 2011

We know there is a lot of interest concerning peak flow operations on the Gunnison River this year.  Reclamation would like to assure you that we are taking all flow and timing requests seriously and doing our best to weigh all issues.  Timing of the peak operation is dependent on many factors including tributary flows,…

Gunnison Gorge May flows

By gre | May 6, 2011

The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) has issued the final May 1st forecast.  In the two week period between April 18th and May 2nd the CBRFC forecasts that the runoff into Blue Mesa Reservoir has increased by 145,000 ac-ft to 945,000 ac-ft.  This changes the Black Canyon water right one day peak target to…

Gunnison Gorge Salmon Fly Hatch Dates Available

By gre | April 1, 2011

At this time we have single boats available on June 21, 27, and 28. Four boats are available June 4, 5, and 6. Gunnison Gorge below the tunnel is flowing 1450 CFS and running clear. Water temperature is about 36 degrees. Yesterday there was a large midge hatch during the middle of the day. We…

Gunnison River Expeditions fishing report for March 15, 2011

By gre | March 15, 2011

 We had a guided dory float fishing trip yesterday and the fishing was good. Water temperature was 36 degrees below the confluence. From the confluence down to Austin the water was off color with 12 inch visibility. We had a lot of water in the river; the CFS was about 1355. In the Gunnison Gorge,…

Gunnison Gorge Fishing Report

By gre | January 26, 2011

In Delta: High 44, Low 17 Water temp at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park on the lower Gunnison is 26. The North Fork of the Gunnison is pushing ice into the main fork of the Gunnison. Fishing Conditions: Slow if the air temp does not get above 40 degrees. If the air temp is above…

Sports show News – Gunnison River Expeditions and North Rim Trophy Hunts

By gre | December 28, 2010

The sport-show season is almost here. Along with the Denver ISE show (see the last blog post), we’ll be attending the Dallas Safari Show and the annual Safari Club International Show. The Dallas show will be January 6 thru the 9.  Safari Club will be in Reno, NV from January 26 thru 29 – so…